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A Companion To The History Of The Book

Author: Simon Eliot
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356585
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From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

The Book

Author: Nicole Howard
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330285
Size: 16.87 MB
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Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.

The Book

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Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597973653
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The Book Of Memory

Author: Mary Carruthers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521888204
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A fully revised and updated edition of this influential work of scholarship.

Geographies Of The Book

Author: Miles Ogborn
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754678502
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Bringing together a multidisciplinary and international team of leading scholars, and illustrated by original empirical material, this work explores the complex relationships between the making of books in certain geographical contexts, the movement of books (epistemologically as well as geographically), the ways in which they are received, and advances new perspectives on how this area of research should be approached.

The Book Of Salt

Author: Monique Truong
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547524993
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The Book of Salt serves up a wholly original take on Paris in the 1930s through the eyes of Binh, the Vietnamese cook employed by Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Viewing his famous mesdames and their entourage from the kitchen of their rue de Fleurus home, Binh observes their domestic entanglements while seeking his own place in the world. In a mesmerizing tale of yearning and betrayal, Monique Truong explores Paris from the salons of its artists to the dark nightlife of its outsiders and exiles. She takes us back to Binh's youthful servitude in Saigon under colonial rule, to his life as a galley hand at sea, to his brief, fateful encounters in Paris with Paul Robeson and the young Ho Chi Minh.

The Nature Of The Book

Author: Adrian Johns
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226401235
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In The Nature of the Book, a tour de force of cultural history, Adrian Johns constructs an entirely original and vivid picture of print culture and its many arenas—commercial, intellectual, political, and individual. "A compelling exposition of how authors, printers, booksellers and readers competed for power over the printed page. . . . The richness of Mr. Johns's book lies in the splendid detail he has collected to describe the world of books in the first two centuries after the printing press arrived in England."—Alberto Manguel, Washington Times "[A] mammoth and stimulating account of the place of print in the history of knowledge. . . . Johns has written a tremendously learned primer."—D. Graham Burnett, New Republic "A detailed, engrossing, and genuinely eye-opening account of the formative stages of the print culture. . . . This is scholarship at its best."—Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor "The most lucid and persuasive account of the new kind of knowledge produced by print. . . . A work to rank alongside McLuhan."—John Sutherland, The Independent "Entertainingly written. . . . The most comprehensive account available . . . well documented and engaging."—Ian Maclean, Times Literary Supplement